NoteFull's Student of the Month for July 2014 back to top
It's time to introduce this month's special Student of the Month: Azra Curevac from Bosnia-Herzegovina!
Getting started on the TOEFL journey:
Like many NoteFull students, Azra was taking the TOEFL in order to obtain her certificate as a pharmacist and to start her practice in the United States.
She took her first test approximately 4 years ago and earned the following scores: R 15, L 19, S20, and W 18. In total, she took the exam 10 times.
Like many other professional adults out there, Azra found it hard to juggle everything--on top of studying for the TOEFL, she is also a mother of 2 children and a full-time pharmacy technician.
Changing habits and improving:
Eventually, Azra registered with NoteFull to start making the positive shift she needed to reach her goals.
This study plan included: 12-step Speaking + Tutoring + Review, 6-step Writing + Review, and Complete TOEFL Mastery.
It wasn't easy, but over time, she made progress. Azra says that her success was dependent on several points (* remember...if you're still struggling, write each of these points down for your success!).
4 tips to live by:
1. Practice daily: Azra says that she recorded herself EVERY day; she listened to her recordings and kept track of each and every skill and strategy that needed improvement.
2. Work on skill-building exercises and drills: Azra used NoteFull strategies, methods, and activities CONSISTENTLY to break her old habits.
She said, "All techniques and strategies that the NOTEFULL provided were the key of my success."
3. Get tutoring & teacher feedback: according to Azra, "every piece of advice was more than helpful." In tutoring and through NoteFull reviews, she discovered the best formula to succeed, that was unique to her.
She also stated that NoteFull's "encouragement and positive energy was always a great source of motivation for me."
4. Manage your study time: Towards the end, Azra was studying approximately 36 hours per week. Because of her other commitments, this meant she had to often wake up a 4 AM, before work. She knew that studying after work would be too difficult--especially as a mom.
On Azra's final test, she earned the following scores: R 23, L 21, S 26, W24.
With hard work, focus, and consistency, Azra reached her goals. Looking back to her initial scores, we can see that she achieved a 22-point boost, overall, which is awesome!
And most importantly, now that she's finished, she can finally get her dream job as a pharmacist and spend more time with her family.
Azra's final words for all students taking the TOEFL:
"I would recommend NOTEFULL to everyone because this program is dedicated to your success. The whole program is created to make you to believe that your achievement is inevitable. If you follow all instructions that NOTEFULL recommends, it for sure that you will finish with this exam."
How to Become the Next Student of the Month back to top
If you think that you have what it takes to become NoteFull's next Student of the Month, please send us an email with your story of success to SuccessStories@NoteFull.com.
We look forward to receiving your success story. Whether you're working with an ESL or TOEFL system or through our Free TOEFL Course, we have seen your commitment to greatness and look forward to rewarding you for your hard work next month!
As Student of the Month, you will be interviewed by NoteFull and profiled on this page.
This is a great opportunity for you to inspire others with your story or just brag about your success. And just as you're reading this now, know that your story will continue to inspire others towards success for years to come.
Also, every Student of the Month receives a coveted NoteFull t-shirt! Wear it with pride when you get it because you deserve it.